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$1,195,500 : 761 Highland Terrace NE, Atlanta4 beds, 4 full, 1 part bathsSquare foot source: Tax Record
$879,900 : 814 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta3 beds, 2 full, 1 part bathsSquare foot source: Tax Record
$619,000 : 1212 Stillwood Drive NE, Atlanta3 beds, 2 full bathsSquare foot source: Not Available
$599,900 : 1093 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta4 beds, 3 full bathsSquare foot source: Tax Record
$575,000 : 988 Lanier Boulevard, Atlanta3 beds, 1 full bathSquare foot source: Not Available
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Virginia Highlands Ga – One of Atlanta’s Best Intown Neighborhoods
Atlanta Ga – In Virginia Highlands real estate is special…you find a quaint Atlanta Intown neighborhood of towering oaks and historic Georgia homes that have been renovated to preserve their history and enrich the future of those living in Virginia Highland today. Some Virginia Highland home owners are choosing to use the land site and rebuild new homes in a style keeping with this historic Atlanta neighborhood. This way, they have the charm of the past and the amenities of the present.
“The Highlands” as locals call it, is made up of mostly residential homes but has seen an increase of interest to bring unique shopping, dining and nightlife to the area. People living and moving to Virginia Highland are willing to drive many miles to enjoy the area and walk the tree-lined streets to make purchases they cannot find anywhere else in Atlanta Ga.
The History of Moving to Virginia Highland Georgia
Farmers moved to this area of Atlanta Georgia in the 1800’s. When the Atlanta Street Railway Company began their train route to the Virginia-Highland are in 1890, it opened the area to developers that subdivided the area to allow for homes to be built and commercial areas developed. The Atkins Park Restaurant in the Highlands, displays a photo of the trolley of the Atlanta Street Railway Company during the early days of Virginia-Highland.
History of Homes in Virginia-Highland Ga
One of the first planned residential communities in Atlanta Ga was developed around Atkins Park District. Edwin Wiley Grove designed the homes in this area in 1908. It is located in the northeastern section of the area formed by the intersection of Highland Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continuing to develop and grow, Atkins Park was incorporated into the City of Atlanta.
More Virginia Highland real estate growth came to the area during 1910 to 1920 with more residents moving to the area. The “bungalow” style of home is a product of this era and Virginia-Highland is populated with many versions of this type home.So if you are looking for a charming historic bungalow, Virginia Highlands is a great place to look – Call me to see some today!
Streets were developed to interlock in grids and connect to existing streets in other neighborhoods. This community road design has remained until today.Commercial development grew along with the residential growth. One of the stores that were opened prior to 1930 was Charlie’s Restaurant which later became Akins Park Restaurant. It is famous for having the oldest liquor license in Atlanta. Other restaurants and nightlife followed.
The Virginia Highland Real Estate market saw growth and prosperity continued until the 1960’s. Virginia-Highland as well as other Atlanta intown neighborhoods, began to decline during that time. People began to move to the suburbs and build new homes. The bungalows and homes in this area were converted to apartments and residents were more transient. Property values began to decline and the area was no longer desirable. Homes were neglected and residents were moving out.
The 1970’s brought a new beginning to neighborhood. People moved back and began to renovate the homes and clean the area up. Property values increased with the increase in a stable home town area.Retail shops sprang up in the commercial district and remains a thriving area of unique businesses.
Virginia Highland Schools
Virginia-Highland home owners and residents are actually part of the City of Atlanta School System.
Morningside is the Elementary school serving Virginia Highland. The school has two locations.
The Kindergarten Campus is located at 1274 Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta. It is actually located in the Morningside community but serves Morningside, Virginia Highland, Lenox Park, Sherwood Forest, Pied-Ansley Park and Midtown.
The main campus is located at 1053 East Rock Springs Rd. NE in Atlanta.
Samuel M. Inman Middle School serves the Virginia-Highland area. Inman has a strong record of graduating academically prepared students to high school and beyond. As quoted from the school, “We pride ourselves in being an intown school that mirrors society in a spirit of cooperation and shared vision, where children can learn, play and grow together while soaring to success”.
Henry W. Grady High School was established in 1947 and continues to grow with the community. Grady is an award winning school that is committed to excellence in public education for all students.